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(p. 1) Introductory Information for Therapists 

(p. 1) Introductory Information for Therapists
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(p. 1) Introductory Information for Therapists
Author(s):

Michelle G. Craske

, Martin M. Antony

, and David H. Barlow

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195189179.003.0001
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date: 21 September 2017

Chapter 1 presents introductory information for therapists on the treatment of specific phobias and fears. This includes the characteristics and prevalence of specific phobias, DSM-IV diagnostic criteria, the differences between fear and anxiety, the evidence base and development the treatment program, how to manage comorbidity and the use of medications.

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